Blended Family Fosters and Adopts Five Siblings

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Blended Family Fosters and Adopts Five Siblings Looking after a big family can be hard work but it can also be immensely rewarding. Just ask Kevin and Roberta! These two married in November 2020 and brought their four children together to create a happy blended family. But the adventure didn’t stop there! Kevin and Roberta… Continue reading Blended Family Fosters and Adopts Five Siblings

Moms Going Through Reunification

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Moms Going Through Reunification Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate all mothers. But for moms going through reunification it can be a difficult time. The weeks leading up to Mother’s day can be a bittersweet reminder of the time lost with their children. Every day can be a small battle to meet their… Continue reading Moms Going Through Reunification

5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company

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5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company Having a healthy work environment and a sense of fulfillment is important to people in today’s workforce. Many companies are achieving this by implementing team build events into their workplace culture. And it’s no wonder why, as studies show that when employees feel like their… Continue reading 5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company

5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

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5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens Teens in foster care often get a bad rap. We can all agree that there is a general misconception when it comes to teens, think of sayings like, “the teenage years,” or “troubled teens.” So when it comes to fostering, many people prefer to start with younger children.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens

Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth

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Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth Finding community service opportunities for kids can be hard. Matthis, 13, and Luca, 10 of Shelter Island, New York are no strangers to giving back to those in need. Through their involvement with their karate studio, they have participated in fundraisers for St. Jude’s… Continue reading Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth

New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials

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New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials A local Albany pastor has taken a major step toward helping foster kids in the Albany Area. More often than not, foster children wear hand-me-down clothing from previous children in their foster home. When moving from placement to placement, foster kids often have… Continue reading New Mini- Department in Albany, NY Provides Foster Children with Free Essentials

Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse

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Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse While foster care removes many children from dangerous situations, it can also cause further trauma and danger for them. Abuse in the System is More Common Than You Might Think As many as 28 percent of kids are abused… Continue reading Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse

New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill

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New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently introduced the bipartisan, bicameral National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act of 2021. A bill aiming to create a national foster care database to increase transparency and uniformity across the foster care system. Above all, the bill is to… Continue reading New York Senator Gillibrand Introduces Foster Care Reform Bill

Overcoming the Obstacles of Fostering to Adopt

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How to Overcome Obstacles When Fostering to Adopt Deborah and her partner knew they wanted to adopt. They were planning to adopt, but they knew “nothing was final until it’s finalized.” They became certified in April 2018, and though they said yes to multiple children prior to having a placement, they didn’t get a match… Continue reading Overcoming the Obstacles of Fostering to Adopt

Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media

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Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media Virtual team building is a great way to keep your team engaged and active. This past week we had a great time working with Verizon’s Media team on a Safer at Home Community Service Project. Since the start of the pandemic, so many people have felt disconnected and isolated,… Continue reading Virtual Team Building with Verizon Media


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